Presenters Declan and Joe both noticed Ashley Roberts' charms

Gazing longingly at Ashley Roberts as he watched her taking part in a trial, I’m A Celebrity host Declan Donnelly made no secret of his crush.

In fact, he even jokingly asked the former Pussycat Doll, 31, out on a date live on the show!

Dec, 37, pretended to call Ashley to say: ‘We’re having a big party on Saturday night… er, and I wondered if you’d like to celebrate the end of the series?

‘I just wondered if you’d like to come to the party with me?

‘Erm, I don’t do this all the time… I haven’t had a date for about eight months.’ Aww.

While Ashley‘s admitted she’s ‘100 per cent single’ and looking for love, Now can reveal Dec may have a bush tucker battle for her affections on his hands.

Step forward I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here Now! host Joe Swash.

The 30-year-old was surprisingly vocal about his thoughts when a viewer called in to the spin-off show to ask him how he felt about Dec making a move on Ashley.

Spitting out his words in apparent disgust, Joe answered: ‘You’re not the only one that’s noticed that. I’ll be having words with him later.’

He added: ‘They say all the best things come in small packages, so Dec must think his luck is in.’

Ouch!

Read more about Ashley Roberts in Now magazine dated 12 December 2012 – out now!

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